Hospital Medicine

Children's Health Service Hospital Medicine

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Director: Lemuel Aigbivbalu, MD 

Pediatric Hospital Medicine is a specialty dedicated to delivering comprehensive medical care for hospitalized patients. Each Pediatric Hospitalist has three or more years of Pediatric residency training and at a minimum, is board certified in General Pediatrics. Whether your child is a newborn, being treated for a common illness, recovering from an injury or surgery, or has a severe, complex disorder, we are dedicated to providing the best possible treatment during your child's hospital stay. We remain in contact with primary Pediatricians and work with Pediatric sub-specialists to treat each child's unique condition. Pediatric Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We strive to provide outstanding family-centered inpatient care that is safe, effective, efficient and timely. We are committed to the education of our Pediatric residents and medical students, as well as performing meaningful clinical research and serving in many healthcare quality improvement roles.




nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
9th floor
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours

The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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UTMB Clear Lake Campus

200 Blossom Street
5th floor

(832) 632-7539

UTMB Clear Lake Campus offers exceptional care for mothers and their healthy newborns in spacious LDRP rooms. Here, families stay in the same room throughout their birthing experience and Mother-Baby stay.

Our new Labor, Delivery, Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms contains:

  • Birthing suites designed with significant input from patients, nursing staff and physicians
  • Oversized room for mom and baby to stay together
  • Large, private bathroom in each room designed to accommodate mom’s personal belongings
  • Free Wi-Fi, comfortable sofa-bed, rocking glider chair, oversized windows
  • Controlled lighting in each area of the room (mom’s bed, bassinet area, family area)
  • Nursery with private “teaching” room
  • Additional counter space for mom’s flowers and gifts
  • Nurse practitioner (Neonatal) on staff 24/7
Part of John Sealy Hospital
301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.